Padres Down on the Farm: April 13 (Thompson & Rooker homer for EP/Oña homers for SA)


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The San Diego Padres affiliates went 1-2 as the Fort Wayne TinCaps game was rained out.

Here is a recap of the day’s events.


El Paso Chihuahuas (Won 4-3 vs. Oklahoma City) (5-3 on the season)

Aaron Leasher: 5 IP, 5 H, 1 R, BB, 3 K (67 pitches, 39 strikes)

Trayce Thompson: (2-for-4), HR, RBI, 2 R, K

Brent Rooker: (1-for-4), HR, RBI, R, 3 K

Thomas Milone: (1-for-2), 2B, RBI, R, BB, K


The Chihuahuas got five strong innings from starter Aaron Leasher, and closer Ian Krol got the save, despite surrendering two runs in the ninth. Kevin Pillar brought the first run of the game home, pushing Oklahoma City ahead in the third, but Trayce Thompson answered in the bottom of the frame. He homered to left center, his fourth in the first eight games of the season. El Paso took the lead in the fifth, as Thomas Milone brought home Thompson with an RBI double.

Matt Batten then hit a sacrifice fly to score Milone. Brent Rooker, who the Padres acquired in the Taylor Rodgers-Chris Paddack deal, homered in the sixth. His insurance run proved critical. The Dodgers harassed closer Ian Krol. He retired Zack McKinstry but gave up hits to the next four hitters, putting the winning run on base. However, he induced a lineout and a groundout to get out of the jam, securing the win for El Paso.


San Antonio Missions (Lost 9-6 to Frisco) (2-3 on the season)

Gabe Morales: 3.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, BB, 2 K (45 pitches, 29 strikes)

Jorge Oña: (1-for-4), HR, 3 RBI, R, K

Robbie Podorsky: (2-for-3), 2B, R

Chris Givin: (2-for-3), RBI, BB


The Missions’ valiant attempt at a comeback came up short on a hot night in San Antonio. San Antonio starter Dwayne Matos gave up seven runs while recording just two outs. With Frisco up seven after the top of the first, the Missions were going to need to find something special to come back.

Jorge Oña hit a three-run home run in the bottom of the frame, and with Yorman Rodriguez’s RBI single earlier in the inning, the Missions pulled four runs back. Chris Givin doubled home Kerry Howell in the third inning to bring San Antonio within two, but they never got closer than that. The Missions got a lot of outs from their bullpen, who went 8.1 innings and allowed just two runs, but their offense wasn’t able to bring them all the way back. 


Fort Wayne TinCaps (PPD-RAIN) (2-2 on the season)

The TinCaps will play a doubleheader with the South Bend Cubs tomorrow.


Credit: MiLB

Lake Elsinore Storm (Lost 7-2 to Visalia) (1-4 on the season)

Bodi Rascon: 4 IP, 6 H, 5 R (4 ER), 0 BB, 4 K (62 pitches, 42 strikes)

Carlos Luis: (1-for-4), RBI, R

Justin Farmer: (0-for-2), 3 BB, K, 2 SB

Max Ferguson: (0-for-3), 1 RBI, 2 BB, K

The Storm’s offense struggled throughout, posting just three hits, all of which were singles. They walked eight times and took advantage of two Rawhide errors, but they still struggled to produce runs. Carlos Luis and Max Ferguson drove in runs in the second inning, as the Storm sent eight runners to the plate in the inning. Lake Elsinore’s starter, Bodi Rascon, gave up five runs, including three home runs, in his four innings of work. The struggles at the plate, combined with the fact that the Storm went just 1-for-7 with runners in scoring position, sunk them.


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Thursday’s Probables

El Paso: TBD

San Antonio: Osvaldo Hernandez (0-1, 189.00 ERA)

Fort Wayne Game 1: Robert Gasser (0-1, 11.57 ERA)

Fort Wayne Game 2: TBD

Lake Elsinore: Mike Clevinger (Rehab Start)

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